Columbia Slough Channel Posted on September 15, 2022 by Vintage Portland 6 Men digging on side of Columbia Slough Channel, 1935. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2000-025.969. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
We had a very nice discussion of this project in July — so don’t miss linking to the “Related” item about it!
I bet a number of those men went up and help construct Timberline Lodge working with the WPA.
Incredible. The PWA in action, fortifying dikes. I wonder if these levees failed at the Vanport Flood or still stand–hoping someone can find the exact location. And January 14, must be cold–we know that Oregon cold, wet and muddy, then seeing the Coffee Campaign guys to roll up.
The ” levee” that failed at Vanport was not a levee. It was on the west side of Vanport. It was a railroad embankment that was sort of used as a cross dike. It was never intended to be an actual levee.
Thorn this photo is looking North with the heights of Vancouver on the horizon. A portion of the slough South of the Columbia river has been filled and you can view what remains on Google maps if you enter this nearby address. (9272 NE Levee Rd. , Portland, Or.)
The Oregonian reported on 1/15/35 that the high temp. was 36 degrees on 1/14.
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